As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or PDF document file format.
Where available, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided.
The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Submission of manuscripts
Submission of a paper for publication in MG&V is taken to imply that the paper was not previously published, and neither has been or is being submitted for publication elsewhere. In addition, it is also taken to imply that permission for publication, if needed, has been granted by the appropriate sources. If the manuscript contains any copyrighted material, the task of obtaining the necessary permissions from the copyright owner(s) is the author(s)'s responsibility.
No short communications are accepted, as MG&V publishes full papers only.
The author actually submitting the manuscript must enclose a note (cover letter) saying that the paper is submitted together with the listed co-authors. Such note is taken to imply that the submitting author has obtained their consent for submitting the paper. One of the authors (e.g., the submitting one) should be indicated as the contact person. Otherwise, all correspondence will be sent to the author who sent the submission or in case of ambiguity to the author listed as the first one.
The language of the journal is English. The British or American English must be used consequently in a single paper.
The papers should be submitted in one of commonly used file formats (PDF, DOC, DOCX, ODT), with the use of the web service of the Journal.
Preparation of manuscripts
The layout of the text should contain sufficient spacing and margins. Figures and photos should be included in the text. Colour figures and photos are admissible, provided that colour is essential for the presentation.
The number of pages is limited to 25. The Editorial Office may relax the limit in justified cases.
The paper's title, the authors' names, affiliations and addresses, as well as possible thanks and information about funding, should be placed on a separate page (they can be given in the cover letter), and the text proper should not contain any such elements in page headers or footers. All the necessary additional elements will be added to the paper's final version following its acceptance.
At present, we do not charge for the publication. The Article Processing Charges (APC) are zero.
All papers will be evaluated by one of the Editors, and refereed by at least two specialists in the given area. The refereeing process ensures anonymity of both referees and authors. Suitability for publication will be judged on the basis of the paper's relevance to the overall aims and scope of MG&V, as well as its quality: originality, technical quality, importance and readability. See also the section on Publication ethics.
Acceptance for publication
The authors are informed about the evaluation results and the Editors' decision by e-mail. The acceptance is conditional on fulfilling further requirements concerning preparation of the final version.
Preparation of the final version
The authors informed about the conditional acceptance are asked to submit the final version of the paper prepared in LaTeX according to the instructions provided in the section on Technical Details on Preparing a Paper.
Together with the final version of the paper, the authors should also send their short scientific CVs and photographs (300*400 pixels at a minimum) – or declare explicitly that they do not wish to publish the above.
All the files are to be uploaded through the submission system of the Journal. In addition, the Authors' declaration supplied by MG&V should be uploaded. It contains, among others, the copyright transfer statement and the confirmation that the paper has not been published elsewhere. It should be signed on paper, scanned and uploaded together with the set of files prepared for final publication.
Each paper undergoes a final correction of English to a limited extent. However, it is the authors' responsibility to make sure that each manuscript is written in clear, correct English. As written before, the British or American English must be used consequently in a single paper. In case of a very low standard of the language, the paper will be sent back to the author(s) for correction, which will considerably delay its publication.
The Editorial Office reserves the right to introduce certain changes aimed at preserving a uniform style of the journal's contents.
Published MG&V issue
The list of contents of the issue with abstracts and contents of all papers is placed on the MG&V website. The papers are published as open access. At present, there is no fee for the publication. See also the Accepted Papers Online policy.
The authors hereby declare that they are fully aware of the terms on which their article(s), further called works, are accepted for refereeing and publication in the MG&V quarterly, and accept those terms. Specifically, the authors agree to what follows. Publication of the works is only possible if the manuscript submitted to MG&V has not been published in any other journal, and will not be and has not been simultaneously submitted for publication, or published elsewhere. The authors grant to the publisher the exclusive, sole, permanent, unlimited, world-wide, transferable, sub-licensable right, including the right to grant further rights, to publish, distribute, transmit, reproduce, make available or otherwise communicate to the public, archive, store, and sell the works individually or together with other works, in all versions, in all forms and media including in electronic form, offline and online, for use in databases and networks including the Internet, for display, print and storing on end-user devices. This concerns the devices and media known now or developed in the future. For the purposes of use in electronic forms, Publisher may adjust the Contribution to the respective medium and include links or otherwise combine it with other works. If the manuscript contains any copyrighted material, it is the authors’ responsibility to obtain the necessary permissions from the copyright owner(s). Authors retain their rights to be identified as the originators of their works in all editions and versions of the works and parts thereof, published in all forms and media. Authors retain the right to re-use, without charge and without informing the Publisher, the parts of the works in their future work, and to republish the works in any collection consisting solely of Authors’ own works, under the following conditions: this future work includes a significant amount of new material, this new material is explicitly identified and the original publication is duly cited. Authors retain the right to communicate the content of the works to the research community, to share them in manuscript form, to present them or to use their content for non-commercial internal and educational purposes, provided the original source of publication is duly cited, in any case, including a link to the published article on the Publisher’s website. Authors may self-archive an author-created version of their works in their own website(s) and/or the repository of their department, faculty or funder. Corresponding Author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this statement on behalf of any and all Co-Authors.